Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is built on 7 hills overlooking the mouth of the Tagus River with magnificent views. Lisbon city is an attractive tourist destination with a strong history spanning the past with a diverse and brilliant culture. Traces of the past exist everywhere in the city, from the ruins of the ancient castle of Sao Jorge atop one of the city's seven hills, to the streets of the cozy little cafes, or the ancient walls of Visigoth have an opposing style.

Lisbon is truly a pride of the Portuguese Empire during its mighty times and the memorial monuments of the journeys of explorer Vasco da Gama are Lisbon's most attractive. Although the oldest city in Western Europe has carried out road, traffic, central and coastal reforms, Lisbon retains its distinctive charm to “entice” visitors and is an attractive destination for European travel!

7. Azulejo National Museum

Used on many buildings from churches, shops to railway stations, the colorful ceramic roofs known as Azulejos can be found anywhere in Lisbon. The Azulejo National Museum records unique architectural features and cultural symbols throughout the city's history. The tradition began in the 8th century with the arrival of the Moors, the art of tile making in Portugal reached its peak in the 16th century with the introduction of oxide-coated tiles. The museum displays unique tiles and intricate pieces of wall tiles.

6. Vasco da Gama Bridge

Completed in 1998, the Vasco da Gama Bridge is a monumental and best-known construction in Lisbon. The bridge, named after one of Portugal's most famous explorers, was built to alleviate traffic jams in Lisbon. The length of the bridge is nearly 17km across the Tagus River, because the bridge is too long, the builders had to consider very carefully the curvature of the earth's surface during its construction. The project cost about 1.1 billion dollars, and this 6-lane bridge is expected to stand for more than a century and make sure visitors can enjoy this spectacular building.

5. Monument to the adventurers

A huge white stone pavilion is erected to resemble a boat down the Tagus River - the start of Portugal's most important discovery journey. The building was built as a memorial to Prince Dom Henrique who led Portugal in an adventurous era. Along with other explorers, the country's most important expeditions are meticulously sculpted in the "bow" part of the building. Visitors can take the elevator to admire the view from the top of this unique memorial building.

4. The central district of Alfama

As one of Lisbon's oldest parts and soul house, Alfama today is a vibrant destination loved by many travelers with its streets lined with restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. The shopping district is always busy. Especially when visiting here, every visitor should enjoy Fado, a unique Portuguese folk music, with a sad melody originating from the ancient African slaves combined with the lyrics of the Portuguese people go to the beach. One afternoon bombarding shopping areas in Alfama then leisurely drinking a cup of tea in a street cafe and listening to a Fado tune is a certain experience you must try when coming to Alfama.

3. Lisbon Cathedral (Se)

As the oldest church in Lisbon, combining Gothic and neoclassical architecture and also located in the Alfama district, it is very convenient for a tour schedule in Alfama. The church was built on the foundation of an old mosque with exquisite gothic round roofs and was recognized as a world heritage site in 1907.

2. Castle of Sao Jorge

One of Lisbon's oldest treasures is the majestic Sao Jorge Castle, located on top of the highest hill in the city in Alfama district. The castle was originally an old fortress, today it is an archaeological museum and a major tourist destination when it comes to Lisbon. Not only for its historical purpose but also for its spectacular views from the castle.

1. Belem Tower

Balem Tower, also known as St. Vincent Tower, is considered the symbol of Lisbon city with a glorious history in the past. In the 1515s, the tower was built to protect Lisbon from invasion attacks and a place to welcome visitors of the city. The tower consists of a fortress with 17 cannons and a tower on the fortress platform.

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